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WESTERN DRAGON by artstain WESTERN DRAGON by artstain
In European folklore, a dragon is a serpentine legendary creature. The Latin word draco, as in constellation Draco, comes directly from Greek δράκων, (drákōn, gazer). The word for dragon in Germanic mythology and its descendants is worm (Old English: wyrm, Old High German: wurm, Old Norse: ormr), meaning snake or serpent. In Old English wyrm means "serpent", draca means "dragon". Finnish lohikäärme means directly "salmon-snake", but the word lohi- was originally louhi- meaning crags or rocks, a "mountain snake". Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally to be found in its underground lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth. Likely, the dragons of European and Mid Eastern mythology stem from the cult of snakes found in religions throughout the world.
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groudon19 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
did you have one on the wendigo :| (Blank Stare) 
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TheDragonInTheCenter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtakingly beautiful and very informative. Thanks for uploading this
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love your mythological creatures!:)
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artstain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
THanks a lot for the compliment! :thanks:
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Padfootsmistress777 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I can't believe I didn't say anything to this...*blinks* *gasps*...Ok I'm good as is your art ^_^:spammer:
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artstain Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you! :tighthug:
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Padfootsmistress777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
^_^ You're welcome :tighthuhg:
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Much like your Easter Dragon you did a fantastic job os making it look like a reptile while being mythical. Awesome work here!
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artstain Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks dude! sooner the Elemental dragons i wanna draw ;-)
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Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your creatures :D
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